Painters had descended upon my house to scrape off the peeling paint and replace it with something much less embarrassing. This was necessary, but oh so noisy. It stripped me of all ability to focus.
These mitts (and their two fellows) are the result.
Each one is made in a different way, each one uses only a tiny bit of yarn (the ones shown are 100 yards or less for a pair), each one is fairly mindless knitting, and each one takes only a few hours to complete. I love them all!
These are the most unusual and the funkiest of the three. They are made in a unique way and are great fun to put together. You’ll love finding just the right button to finish them off.
(Confused about how to do a slipped stitch edging? We’ve all been there. The specific yarn movements and needle positions can vary depending on how YOU knit. But the best super short summary I’ve ever found comes from the Winter 04 Techniques with Theresa page on Knitty:
To make a slipped-stitch edging in the first place: on the knit rows, hold the yarn in the back of the work and slip the first stitch of the row as if to knit. On purl rows, hold the yarn in front and slip the first stitch as if to purl. By doing so you’re only working the edge stitch every other row.